MILES AND FREE JAZZ [Lost Patrol Pt 3]

October 29, 2008 – 4:32 am

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London 1969 [Miles-Tree, 1CD]

Live at Ronnie Scott’s Club, London, November 2, 1969. Extracted from BBC TV broadcast.

The Lost Quintet refers to the Miles Davis Band from 1969 that featured Miles (trumpet), Dave Holland (bass), Wayne Shorter (saxophone), Jack DeJohnette (drums) and Chick Corea (keyboards), a group that never recorded together in the studios.

In his attempt to conjure up a new jazz idiom, Miles also experimented with free jazz. It might even be fair to say that the time from 1969 to early 1970 can be considered Miles’s free jazz period - after that he would drop free jazz and move to fusion/rock/funk.

It was also during this period that Miles was introduced to Karlheinz Stockhausen’s music. Interestingly, Stockhausen’s influence on Miles can be found on the 1972 album, On The Corner.

A word of thanks then to the people at Miles-Tree who compiled and shared the Lost Quintet recordings - a treasure trove of exciting music and especially one that shines a light on Miles’s experimentation with free jazz.

These tracks are no longer available for sharing.Track 01. Bitches Brew (M. Davis) (incomplete) 2:11
Track 02. It’s About That Time (M. Davis) 13:00
Track 03. No Blues (M. Davis) 8:01
Track 04. This (C. Corea) 5:07
Track 05. I Fall in Love Too Easily (S. Cahn-J. Styne) 3:41
Track 06. Sanctuary (W. Shorter-M. Davis) 4:07
Track 07. The Theme (M. Davis) (with applause) 0:24

Miles Davis (trumpet)
Chick Corea (keyboards)
Wayne Shorter (saxophone)
Dave Holland (bass)
Jack DeJohnette (drums)

The only official release of this Lost Quintet can be found on this 2001 release - Miles Davis - Live at the Fillmore East (Legacy). The band played on March 6 and 7, 1970. Only the sets from the second day have been released. Buy the album here.

  1. 5 Responses to “MILES AND FREE JAZZ [Lost Patrol Pt 3]”

  2. BigO Magazine,

    The 3rd Miles CD from 1969 in a row to download !! What a luxurious period !! Thanks very very much. Very nice !!


    By Edwin from Holland on Oct 30, 2008

  3. Thank you so much for this series !!!
    I have been in a ‘jazz’ mood as of late,
    and have been listening to these - along with my Art Blakey, Coltrane, Oscar Peterson, and other ‘Hard Bop’ artists from the early 1950’s thru this late 1960’s period.
    These are excellent examples of Miles’ genius, and exemplify his (and his band’s) willingness to explore outside the framework of each composition, and their expertise in achieving their goal night after night. Again - thank you

    By Steve Headrick on Oct 30, 2008

  4. I agree with Edwin… just super stuff…. great to play the differing sources of the same tracks against each other…. to hear the thinking…..any more just to be greedy????? Thanks

    By Kookie on Oct 30, 2008

  5. This is my favourite Miles period - this stuff is astonishing…many thanks, especially for the Ronnie Scott club date….damn, I was too young to go!

    By chicken king shultz on Nov 1, 2008

  6. thanks for the re-up, big-O!


    By I-) on Jul 23, 2012

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